Im happy to announce the availability of a new starter theme called One Page. As you may have guessed it's a one page responsive theme based on our original Responsive Joomla template.

It's a minimal theme designed as a scaffold for you to create your very own one page design masterpiece.

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Zen animate - free css3 based Joomla plugin

In addition to the One Page template I have also released a new free Joomla plugin that makes adding css3 transitions to your Joomla content super easy.

Just wrap your text in one of the available tags and your text will animate into place. There are 35 available transitions but please careful, these kind of effects are best used discerningly.

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I've just taken the wrappers off our latest Joomla template release and I really hope you like it.

Nebula is a business oriented theme that merges soft, blurry header elements with crisp lines and lots of white space.

It features a bouncy / css3 animated slideshow treatment of our Zentools module as well as a thourough integration of our stand alone responsive templates for K2 - Zenkit. Which makes this theme a truly versatile template to build your next Joomla template with.

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One of the complexities joys of operating an international business is keeping tabs on the cross border currency conversion and conversion rate costs. Last year we moved to selling our services in Australian dollars in order to ensure we could keep our subscription costs low - Paypal charges some pr…

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Sorry for the pun but I couldn't resist ...

The Moments template started out as a template design reminiscent of the Platform Joomla template we released last year, but the more I worked with it, the more it grew into something with a whole lot more potential.

First some links ...

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Moments has lots of layouts ...

Masonry tiled layout

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The front page of the demo features a pinterest-like masonry-driven flexible grid layout but if you dig deeper into the demo you will see that we packed a lot more into this neat little design.

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After the re-release of the Vision Joomla template last week I thought I would take another stroll down memory lane and update the MaxBiz template. We originally released MaxBiz in the middle of 2008 and while it was a pretty straight forward theme with relatively limited functionality and colour schemes it proved to be quite a popular choice for folks looking for a versatile Joomla Business template.

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Elegant and understated

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MaxBiz2 retains the simple elegance of the original design but adds a lot more control over the layout and visual styling. While I'd still class this design as somewhat of a starter theme (like our Zen Building Block series) there is a lot more that can be done with this theme straight out of the box. It's midway between a skeleton and one of our full releases so I think it will suit those of you looking for a Joomla template with a bit of class but is not visually overwhelming.

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As I mentioned yesterday when I released the update to Responsive I am often surprised by how popular our simpler themes are. Vision was first released in 2008 and it was one of my early themes that caused a bit of a stir - I know it's hard to imagine that happening now but hey, that was 2008.

So the reVision of 2013 retains the simplistic design but has a lot more power under the hood.

It comes with the standard T3 features such as:

    • Powerful theming via Theme Magic which provides real time non destructive design changes.
    • Built on LESS, Bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS3.
    • Compatible with our zen extensions - Zentools, Zenkit and Zenmart.
    • An awesome mega menu - check the demo
    • Easy resizing of layout via the draggable layout interface.
    • Access to the entire Google webfont repository and much more.

So if you feel like taking a walk down memory lane or are just looking for an easy to customise theme for you next Joomla project check out these links.

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The first Joomla template for us (and most of the Joomla world) to kick off the whole responsive thing is now available as a Joomla 3 template. We released Responsive back in October 2011 and despite it's simplicity it has proved to be one of our most popular Joomla templates to date.

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I can't tell you how excited I am about this release and not just because it's a killer design - Motion is the first theme in the history of the club that we have released ahead of schedule. Seems like we worked overtime this month with the release of Arcadia, Blankoshop and the update of Koan to Joomla 3 Template compatibility but it doesn't mean we cut any corners with this release.

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Motion is an elegant implementation of that now ubiquitous parallax scrolling effect that has been in vogue this year, last year and perhaps even the year before. Our members over the last year or so have often requested a bamboo styled parallax theme and while I've been reluctant to jump on that wagon I'm really happy that I did. Motion, in my opinion, is an example of how parallax can be implemented in a simple and subtle way.

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Motion gives you the ability to specify the background images easily via the template admin as well as control the relative scroll speed of each panel. Be careful though because adjusting the parallax effect can prove to be addictive.

Other features at a glance:

  • Support for our Virtuemart reset via the Zen Mart css file.
  • Compatibile with K2 (via our responsive stand alone templates for K2 - zenkit)
  • Compatible with our legendary multi-purpose content and image module called zentools
  • Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.1 support
  • A new simple Dribbble module to display your work on Dribbble - Dont have a Dribbble account stay tuned for a new competition :)
  • Support for the Joomshaper SP Quick Contact form

Plus all of the usual powerful T3 features:

  • Responsive design
  • Mega Menu
  • Theme Magic theme tool
  • Two types of responsive menus - toggle and off canvas menus
  • Flexible and granular layouts
  • Google Fonts
  • Back to top button
  • Lazy Load
  • Sticky nav

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The T3 version of Koan offers some incredible improvements which include:

  • Integrated Mega Menu
  • Granular control over module widths across 5 device widths.
  • Off Canvas Responsive menu
  • Powerful theme options via Theme Magic
  • Zenkit v2 compatible

If you are unfamiliar with Koan check out the demo of the original version or just head straight to the download area and grab a copy.

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Hot on the heels of the release of the Arcadia template a few days ago, I have just released a new starter theme for Virtuemart.

Blankoshop is based on the Blanko template we released last September, and it's our first foray into the world of Virtuemart templates for quite some time.

It's a clean and minimal Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 responsive template that we created for you to use as a fresh starting point for your next ecommerce masterpiece ... Or for those of you that like to keep things a little more zen, Blankoshop is a pretty, minimal Joomla template with a ton of white space and powerful features under the hood.

Blankoshop is built on the T3 framework which provides some awesome features like a draggable interface, powerful theme options via Theme Magic and a versatile Mega menu.

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Zen Mart - A clean start for Virtuemart

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In addition to this I've also released a css reset file for Virtuemart that can be used in any of our existing themes. Zen mart softens a lot of the rough edges of Virtuemart and makes Joomla's favourite ecommerce solution look beautiful across all of our Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 templates - well almost.

Members can download the Zen Mart reset file now, but please ensure you read the installation instructions on the download page.

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A few weeks ago I published the new demo site for Zenkit - our stand alone responsive K2 templates for Joomla - and also announced Zenkit v2 which comes with a tonne of new features.

I'm gradually going through the existing template base and adding their relevant Zenkit demos and so the next cab off the rank is the Arcadia Zenkit demo site.

If you missed the announcement yesterday, Arcadia is a beautiful new design created by Glenn Thomas aka The Fox and the King. It's a beautiful T3 driven theme with a stack of goodies under the hood - check out the feature page for more details.

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I'm very happy to announce the availability of our April Joomla template release - Arcadia.

Arcadia is a fun and creative responsive Joomla template that features an awesome header design from Glenn Thomas aka The Fox and the King. Glenn has a unique visual style and after meeting him a few months ago in the new studio space I couldn't wait to put his style into a Joomla template for you. I'll be publishing an interview with Glenn in the next few days so stay tuned if you want to find out more about this amazing Melbourne artist.

Arcadia is built on the T3 framework and features a tonne of theming options and some very flexible functionality. It's built to be compatible with our new Zenkit v2 release (Demo coming soon) so all of you K2 fans out there will be able to drop Arcadia into an existing or new K2 site without any trouble at all.

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